No longer produced by Jameson, this rare whiskey is fast becoming a collector's item.
Jameson Irish Whiskey is crafted from a mash of malted and unmalted barley that is triple-distilled through three separate copper-pot stills: a wash still, feint still, and finally a spirit still. The mash itself is made using barley, maize, and pure Irish water, further adding to the unique character of the whiskey.
Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve Irish Whiskey is a special blend of three whiskies that have each aged at least 18 years in hand-selected American bourbon and European oak casks in Jameson's Midleton warehouse. As a result of its 18 year beauty rest, the whiskey's nose opens with spicy oak and toffee, which is followed by more toffee and fudge notes on the palate, as well as subtle hints of sherry. Just before being bottled, the whiskey is finished in first-fill bourbon casks, which leads to a smooth, vanilla finish, brightened by previous notes of toffee and caramel.
Each bottle of Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve Irish Whiskey is numbered, reflecting the limited quantity that is hand-selected and bottled each year. (from Jameson)